Location: Oberried (Oetztal, Austria).
Map: KOMPASS 43, Ötztaler Alps
Family rating: EXCELLENT ! Very nice and easy accessible climbing area. Since the parking lot is at the same level as the bottom of the crag, it is also accessible for very small children or even a pram or a wheel chair. The floor below the crags is grassland that you sometimes need to share with some of the famous Austrian cows 🙂 , but perfect playground for the kids.
Access: 10 min walking from the parking (3 euro for the day!) in Oberried.
Topo guide: Sportkletterführer, Ötztal & Ferienregion Imst. The topo is available in the shops in Ötztal and at the tourist info in Imst, but also on-line on the site of climbers-paradise.com
Best season: Spring-Summer-Autumn (directed East, 1175m altitude).
Routes: 90 routes, Grades: 2 – 9 (UIAA grading !!), 2 – 7c (French)
Rock: very nice compact granit
Climbing type: sport climbing. 10 – 30 m length, from slab to overhang.
Accomodation: Otztal is a top tourist area in Austria. There are several campsites and hotels in Ötztal.
On rest days: Swimming, hiking, mountain bike, via ferrata, archeology (ArcheoParc) Ötzi, shopping, … name it. Italy is nearby.